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    Factory bleeds suck??

    Is anyone else under the impression that factory bleeds o pre bled sistems are not 100% air free?
    I bought two sets of shimano slx brakes and found out that although lever feel and power were good right off the bat, they were not great until I bled them again. I made sure that the brakes had time to bed in. Now I can do one finger stopies to the beat of the band with very little effort. Its almost scary!

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    Factory bleeds suck??

    Yeah.
    Nothing like DYS
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    my avid elixer 3Rs are horrible from factory, even once bedded. going to try a bleed, otherwise its the bin. i had quite a scare when my brakes were so poor on a steep decent heading into a sharp right hander.

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    Factory bleeds suck??

    Quote Originally Posted by leighaus View Post
    my avid elixer 3Rs are horrible from factory, even once bedded. going to try a bleed, otherwise its the bin. i had quite a scare when my brakes were so poor on a steep decent heading into a sharp right hander.
    I think that is more a case of your Elixers rather than poor bleed. Aren't all Elixers just aweful?

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    most likely... id be silly to not try bleed them once though... ive been scoping out new brakes online since day one in all honesty. haha

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    My formula Rx brakes where awesome from factory bleed. One year later, still don't have to bleed them.

    Living in uber dry socal helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    My formula Rx brakes where awesome from factory bleed. One year later, still don't have to bleed them.

    Living in uber dry socal helps.
    One of the setups I was looking at moving to actually. Or just some shimano xt's

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    I've had better results bleeding the brakes myself vs the factory bleed. I'd say my bleed on some older Elxir5's was better than factory. I'd say my bleeds on Shimano SLX and XT were marginally better than factory. Seems clear factory bleeds aren't great particularly if they are using brake fluid as it is more prone to air being trapped.

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